Priashevshchina («Пряшевщина»; The Prešov Region). A semiweekly (1945) and then weekly organ of the pro-Soviet Ukrainian People's Council of the Prešov Region, published in Prešov from March 1945 to August 1951. It was supported primarily by Russophiles and appeared mostly in Russian, although some articles and feuilletons and humor were published in the Prešov dialect (see Transcarpathian dialects), especially after 1949. The paper contained pro-communist articles on political and community affairs in the Prešov region. The chief editors were I. Peshchak and Fedir Lazoryk.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]